Astragalus, Deng Shen and Black Bean Soup (1908)

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Astragalus, Deng Shen and Black Bean Soup


Greying and losing hair.


Nourish blood and qi, improve liver, kidney and spleen functions, uplift yang energy and promote healthy hair.


  • Astragalus (huang qi) 黃耆 - 20gm
  • Deng shen 黨參 - 20gm
  • Black bean - 80gm
  • Lean pork - 200gm
  • Ginger - 2 slices
  • Pitted red dates - 4

1.   Pan-fry black beans on low heat with no oil until roasted and skins burst open. Remove, rinse and drain.

2.   Wash pork, cut into large pieces and rinse in boiling water for a couple of minutes. Retrieve and rinse.

3.   Rinse herbs and put all ingredients in a soup pot with about 6 cups of water and bring to boil. Remove foam, reduce heat to medium low and cook for 2 hours down to about 2 cups of  water left.

4.   Add salt to serve. Eat some black beans with soup.


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